Thinking Allowed

A blog to detail my work at QU.

It’s a Techno World

admin | November 29, 2009

How reliant are you on your cell phone? I only have a basic phone and I personally use mine as an address book, phone book, appointment calendar, camera, and daily alarm clock. I can only imagine how dependent I would be if I had a Blackberry or an iPhone. This makes me [...]

The Great Newspaper Debate

admin | November 16, 2009

When was the last time you paid for a newspaper? If you are like me, you cannot remember. I get most –if not all- of my news online. This is a growing trend, according to a 2008 Pew Research Center study. Now, Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation is moving towards [...]

A Nook Book

admin | November 2, 2009

I used to own an Amazon Kindle. This device appealed to me because (at times) I am an avid reader. The thought of being able to shop for books from the comfort of my living room and have them delivered right then appealed to me. It also would cut down on book [...]

The Political Power of the Internet

admin | October 19, 2009

“Were it not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not be president. Were it not for the Internet, Barack Obama would not have been the nominee,” said Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of The Huffington Post.
While Barack Obama’s campaign for the Presidency of the United States may not have been the first time the Internet [...]

The Religion Game

admin | October 5, 2009

I have been mulling over a thought for the past two weeks after reading the excerpt from C.C. Abt’s Serious Games in which he writes about the origins of games. In it he mentions that “political and social situations can often be viewed as games” — including religion. Being raised Roman Catholic; I [...]

Is Television Dying?

admin | September 21, 2009

Anyone watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night might have sensed a change in the climate of the television industry. From the beginning to the end, host Neil Patrick Harris and others made references to the decline of network television in this internet age. That makes one wonder, is broadcast television on the [...]

Expanding My Network Over Time

admin | September 7, 2009

I started my undergraduate degree in 1988, well before computers were common household items and a few years before the internet was accessible to the public. If wanted to share a document with another person, I had to type out a hard copy or perhaps save it to a floppy disk at the university’s computer [...]